Iowa Care for Yourself
The Care for Yourself program services are part of a national program that helps reduce risks from breast, cervical, and cardiovascular health issues. To reduce your risk, you must have screening tests. The Care for Yourself program has local staff that can help you schedule: clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, Pap tests, and height and weight measurements, blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose tests to check your heart disease risk.
The Care for Yourself program also offers cardiovascular services within ten program service areas called the WISEWOMAN program. The WISEWOMAN program checks for heart disease risk factors and in addition, you may also receive education, goal-setting and referrals to community-based programs that support physical activity, healthy eating, smoking cessation and lower your health risks.
Take An Active Role in Your Health!
Women today face many demands and challenges. It is important to create a healthy balance in your life. Knowing your health risks and what you can do to protect your health are the first steps. The Care for Yourself program can help assist you in reducing your lifestyle risks.